CHILDREN from the Playhouse Activity Centre, located at the Coleraine West Community Centre, took a step back in time when they invited their grandparents to help with their learning.
The youngsters were exploring the topic of ‘old and new’.
Anthea Ridley, playgroup leader explained: “When our children returned for the new term we discussed new toys and what they could do with their old ones. This led to the topic of ‘old and new’.
“Grandparents are not just child minders they play an important role as educators too, “ told Anthea.
Grandparent Joy McClelland brought in a collection of old toys including a Hornby train set, a doll and old books and games.
Another grandparent, Ronnie Caldwell spoke to the children about household items, he brought in a hurrican lamp and an old radio, which the children thought was an old microwave!
The children were also treated to a slide show by Stanley Bates. He spoke about what life was like in Coleraine in the last century.
After the interactive session, the children visited Hazlett House in Castlerock and extended their ‘how we used to live’ topic.
*The Playhouse Activty Centre is a vibrant pre-school facility and is now full to capacity. Additional sessions running frim 12.30 to 2.30 are now available. Apart from pre-school, the Centre also provides an After Schools Club, which includes a pick up from primary schools. for further details contact Anthea on 078 794 36700.
A TABLE quiz will be held in the Montra Club in Coleraine to raise funds for The Plahouse Activity Centre playgroup.
The event on Saturday, March 8 will start at 8pm. Tables of four to six people are invited to attend.
The cost will be £5 per person which includes supper and entertainment. Everyone is welcome